Imphal (Manipur), Oct 7 : A rebel was shot dead today by armed assailants in the interior hill district of Tamenglong in Manipur, reported PTI.
It is suspected that the incident was a fallout of rivalry between two hill-based rebel outfits, the report said.
The took place at Khoupam area, about 90 km from the capital Imphal town.
Lately, Tamenglong and its adjacent district of Noney has witnessed a surge of violence between Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) and NSCN (IM).
On August 7 last, one NSCN (IM) cadre was shot dead at Khumji area in Noney district. The ZUF had later claimed responsibility for gunning down the member of its rival outfit.